Employee relations involve the body of work concerned with maintaining employer-employee relationships that contribute to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale. Essentially, employee relations are concerned with preventing and resolving problems involving individuals which arise out of or affect work situations. In this specific assignment we were asked to research a news article where an employee relation case was present. The article which I have decided to research focuses on Google Inc. and how they retain relations with their employees. The articles main focus is on what Google does as a company to maintain employee relations and also how an effective company should treat their employees. Google Inc. is a multimillion American public corporation invested in Internet search, and advertising technologies, that many of us are familiar with. They were founded in 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California. Through the years Google has grown and expanded quite drastically and have retained great relations with employers. In this paper I will explain what Google has done to increase employee relations and what their main employee relations focus consists of.
When dealing with employee relations, Google Inc. invests countless time and money into their work environment. The work environment at Google is built around creativity, idea and innovation. Google feels that the more creative and innovative their workplace is for their employees, the more the employees will enjoy their work experience and in return will give back to the company. Another employee activity Google engages in, is keeping their employees well fed. The article states that in their headquarters located in California, there’s at least “11 free gourmet cafes that offered all of its employees free meals. The cafes were further supported by snack rooms which contained all types of things to eat...
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